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manchester aquatics centre

Three great gyms and a 50m pool right in the heart of Manchester's bustling student area. Our city centre location means easy acces to our great range of facilities including 3 high quality gyms, a 50m swimming pool, health suite and our extensive fitness class programme. This facility is part of a unique collection of community and elite facilities governed by MCRactive, a not for profit organisation established and overseen by Manchester City Council, operated by Better under the MCRactive brand. PLEASE NOTE THIS FACILTIY IS NOW UNDER REFURBISHMENT WORKS. For all enquiries at this centre please contact 0161 641 6310.

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meeting room

Need space for a meeting with colleagues or a location to host interviews? The Centre's poolside meeting room is the perfect space for meetings of up to 12 people. The Centre's city centre location, good transport links and front of house team make this space perfect for your needs. There is a wall mounted television perfect for presentations and supply a HDMI cable to connect to your equipment, along with access to the Centre's WIFI. Visit Website

aqua splash inflatables

Are you brave enough to take on the assault course? With a range of obstacles to climb, duck and dodge, it's the ultimate challenge. Why not take on a friend and see who can finish first! Or why not take a leap of faith and dive downthe giant diving board inflatable slide straight into the pool. Not for the faint hearted! Visit Website

flumes and leisure pool

The Leisure Pool sits within the main pool hall and is made up of a shallow beached area, two small elephant slides and a bubble pool, all great for the little ones to build water confidence. There is also two fun filled flumes which are open during specific sessions during half term holidays and non-event weekends. Visit Website


The Centre's studio hosts an extensive range of fitness classes, with top of the range equipment and top class instructors. The Centre also runs Group Cycle classes from the dedicated space located in the Cardio Gym. Visit Website

performance gym

The Centre also has a purpose built performance Gym located on the ground floor adjacent to reception. It has a range of free weights including dumbells, smith machine, squat racks and plate loaded machines including the leg press, chest press and shoulder press from technogym. Visit Website

cardio gym

The Cardio Gym is located on the first floor and is accessed via the glass doors nearest the Diving Boards. The Centre has a variety of modern equipment including treadmills, upright and recumbant bikes, rowers and the Cardio Gym also hosts our Group Cycle Studio. Visit Website

strength gym

The Centre has a strength gym located on the first floor and can be accessed via the glass doors at the flume end of the balcony. The strength gym has pin weight machines which come in a range designed to hit every muscle group. In addition to an extensive range of free weights and functional equipment that extends onto the balcony. Visit Website

training pool

The Training Pool is the home of the GB Para Swim Team. The pool is multipurpose and has moveable floors and booms in order to be set up in a variety of ways. The pool itself is 50m and can be up to 2m deep. When the boom is in use, the pool can be split into two seperate spaces. One 25m pool with 2m depth, and a 23m pool with a moveable floor. Visit Website

diving pool

The Diving Pool is 25m long and has 3m, 5m, 7.5m and 10m platforms, as well as 1m and 3m sprinboards. The pools depth is controlled by a moveable floor meaning it can be a multipurpose space suitable for Diving, Swimming Lessons, Water Polo and our very own Tom Daley Diving Academy. Visit Website

swimming pool

The Centre has a 50m multipurpose pool that can be set up in a variety of ways and offer a variety of sessions. With the use of a boom, the pool is often split into two independent pools. These are a 23m shallow pool at 1.2m deep, perfect for family or recreational swimming. The other half then creates a 25m 2m deep pool, perfect for fitness swimming. Lanes are available at varying speeds. Visit Website

Baby Changing

Car Parking

Single Sex Changing

Unisex Changing


disabled access

disabled changing

disabled toilets

poolside hoist